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/ March 15, 2018 What Sales Reps Get Right (and Wrong) on the Job Search
What Sales Reps Get Right (and Wrong) on the Job Search

By LiveCareer

It’s the nature of the business for sales reps to come and go. But thanks to a hot economy and recent tech innovations, sales reps have a lot more opportunities available to them than ever before. And those new opportunities bring the option to explore new sales avenues, polish off that resume, and transition into job search mode.

But, you don’t want the job search to pull you out of sales mode. You want to stay in the zone, carrying the momentum from your previous job into your new one. In the words of film and stage actors, you don’t want to break character. But does staying in character help when selling yourself to a new sales organization, or does it just get in the way?

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/ February 22, 2018 3 Reasons Why “Starting at the Bottom” of the Career Ladder is the Catalyst to Getting to the Top
3 Reasons Why “Starting at the Bottom” of the Career Ladder is the Catalyst to Getting to the Top

By Maddie Schiess


Soon after my college graduation I unexpectedly fell into a role doing marketing at a cash-rich tech startup that developed enterprise training apps. A few weeks after I started we got our first (and only) big round of funding — which meant that as a company we now had the opportunity to make some big plays.

As a young, newly-minted professional in the real world, it was a dream come true. Due to the inherent nature of a start-up and the “wearer of many hats” mentality, I was able to get my feet wet in all facets of the company. From marketing and content creation to product development and sales. And because we were a small team, I was able to take on responsibility, engage in key strategizing discussions, and take point on a variety of projects. At 22 I was a main player in a marketing team and a go-to colleague for many in the office — definitely not the storyline I had pictured myself in less than six months post college.

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/ February 15, 2018 How We Fixed a Critical Bug in HubSpot's Culture Code
How We Fixed a Critical Bug in HubSpot's Culture Code

By Dharmesh Shah

 The first rule of company culture used to be that you didn’t talk about it. Culture should just happen. Talking about your company’s DNA might taint it. Or worse, ruin it. But that’s changed. Today, everybody talks about culture. In fact, the first rule of Culture Club is that you do talk about culture.

Culture has gone mainstream, in a good way.

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/ February 8, 2018 Why Your Handshake Matters (And How to Perfect It)
Why Your Handshake Matters (And How to Perfect It)

By Riley Stefano

Handshakes come in all shapes and sizes. There’s the fist bump, the awkward turtle, the lumberjack, the turkey, the lobster claw. But, these aren’t the handshakes you want to bring to work. Your handshake is often someone’s first impression of you. It’s that first connection that sets the tone for an entire interview or client meeting. (No pressure.) Unfortunately, we’ve all been on the receiving end of a bad handshake which can only mean one thing: Lots of us are just doing it all wrong.

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/ February 1, 2018 How to Find an Amazing Boss
How to Find an Amazing Boss

By Janessa Lantz

 

I wrote a post recently about how a great boss is a career accelerator and why it’s worth evaluating a new boss as critically as we evaluate a new role. The post sparked with people, and the most common response I heard was: “But how do I do that?”

😮 uh-oh.

I wish I had a simple answer. I don’t. But I’ll try. Just keep in mind, this is not a complete list, only a few things I’ve started to look for in my own search for an amazing boss.

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/ January 25, 2018 Cheat Sheet: How to Prep for Networking Events
Cheat Sheet: How to Prep for Networking Events

By Jenny Power

Networking events are a great way to meet new people, learn from interesting speakers or leaders, and get your name out there. But that doesn’t make them easy. There are a number of traps that people can fall into during networking events. Introducing yourself to new people can be daunting, and knowing what you want to get out of a networking event can be confusing. (A business card? A job?) To get rid of ambiguity (and awkwardness) before your next event, keep reading for 5 tips that will help you flourish the next time you find yourself in a room of future LinkedIn connections.

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/ January 18, 2018 What Sales Reps Need to Get Right on Their 2018 Resumes
What Sales Reps Need to Get Right on Their 2018 Resumes

By LiveCareer

You know how to play the game when it comes to sales. You love the challenge of working with customers to find solutions to some of their toughest problems. You’re a master at finding laser focus to close deals. And you really love the paycheck that comes with the work you do. But now it’s 2018, and you’re realizing it’s time to move on to a new role, one that will take you career to the next level.

When you’re wrapped up in the day-to-day demands of a sales job, it isn’t easy to find time to think about new jobs. We’re talking about new jobs that you can’t get solely through your network (or your impressive networking skills).

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